Vikings Rumors & News

  • Vikings S Andrew Sendejo Suspended One Game

    NFL Trade Rumors "The NFL announced Monday that Vikings S Andrew Sendejo has been suspended one game without pay for violation of safety-related playing rules. This stems from the hit he made on Ravens WR Mike Wallace. Ian Rapoport reports that Sendejo is appealing his one-game suspension. Sendejo, 30,..." October 23

  • Vikings don’t want to expose Bridgewater to slippery field in London

    Pro Football Talk "Lost in the fact that Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to practice but not play is the reality that, for the kind of injury Bridgewater sustained (and in light of the position he plays), clearance to practice is clearance to play. Which means that he’s good to go, right..." October 23

  • President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for the anthem before Sunday’s games and the President took note of it as well as the fact that the..." October 23

  • Bridgewater could return in Week 10 "Patience with injuries could soon pay off for the Minnesota Vikings. Teddy Bridgewater (knee) could return as early as Week 10, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on GameDay Morning Sunday. The former first-round pick, who lost his entire third season due to a gruesome injury in 2016,..." October 22

  • Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph to wear Undertaker-inspired cleats

    Larry Brown Sports "Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is getting in the wrestling spirit ahead of Sunday’s WWE TLC event in Minneapolis. Rudolph will be wearing some Undertaker-inspired cleats for his team’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Artist Mache posted a video on Instagram of him custom painting a..." October 20

  • Laquon Treadwell fined for blindside block

    Fanrag Sports "Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was fined $24,309 by the NFL for his blindside block on Green Bay Packers defender Lenzy Pipkins, as noted by Tom Pelissero of With the Vikings up 14-10 and looking to tack on some more points before the two clubs could head into the..." October 20

  • Anthony Barr not fined for hit that injured Aaron Rodgers

    Pro Football Talk "In the debate about Anthony Barr‘s hit that injured Aaron Rodgers, the league office has ruled: It was legal. The NFL did not fine Barr, the Vikings pass rusher who may have ended the Packers quarterback’s season on Sunday by driving him to the ground after a pass. Barr was also not flagged on..." October 20

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • Anthony Barr responds to accusations regarding hit on Aaron Rodgers: ‘I’m not a dirty player’

    Sporting News "Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr defended himself Friday against accusations that his hit that injured Aaron Rodgers was dirty or illegal, but he understands why Packers players and coaches would hold that opinion. After throwing a pass in the first quarter of last Sunday’s game at Minnesota,..." October 20

  • Vikings QB Case Keenum to start Sunday with Bradford again out

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that Case Keenum again will start Sunday against Baltimore with Sam Bradford being ruled out for the fifth time in the past six games. Bradford, who has a left knee injury, has not played or practiced since Oct. 9 at Chicago, when he was ineffective and..." October 20

  • Vikings teammates already praising Teddy Bridgewater

    Fanrag Sports "The Minnesota Vikings have had trouble remaining consistent under center thus far into the 2017-18 campaign. While expected to feature at least three different quarterbacks before all is said and done, the Vikings most recently welcomed back the injured Teddy Bridgewater, who was notably cleared..." October 19

  • Teddy Bridgewater: “I Definitely Believe I’ll Play This Year”

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Thursday, Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater told reporters that he believes he’ll play at some point this season. “I definitely believe I’ll play this year,” Bridgewater said, per Tom Pelissero. Bridgewater mentioned that he “didn’t feel rusty at all” during Wednesday’s practice and he’s..." October 19

  • He's back?! Take a deep breath everyone, Teddy Bridgewater doesn't need to rush to playing field

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Teddy Bridgewater will practice Wednesday. But he won’t arrive at Winter Park atop a majestic white steed with sword drawn high as the rest of the NFC North lowers its head and surrenders. Yes, Wednesday is a big day. There’s a lot of talk in this town about athletes working tails off. But no..." October 18

  • Mike Zimmer opts to ‘put the brakes’ on Teddy Bridgewater hype

    Sportress of Blogitude "Teddy Bridgewater was cleared to return to Minnesota Vikings practice this week 14 months after suffering a horrific knee injury. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on Wednesday tried to temper any expectations related to Bridgewater’s remarkable return by opting to “put the brakes” on any..." October 18

  • Report: Teddy Bridgwater will have ‘no physical limitations’ in practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Teddy Bridgewater is returning to practice this week with the Minnesota Vikings for the first time since he suffered a devastating knee injury well over a year ago, and it sounds like he has been given the full green light from doctors and trainers. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the..." October 18

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • Mike Zimmer doesn’t think Anthony Barr’s hit on Aaron Rodgers was “dirty”

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr‘s hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers might have been a lot of things (including season-changing for the league and the Packers). But according to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, it wasn’t “dirty.” “We’re playing football,” Zimmer said, via Courtney Cronin of..." October 17

  • Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater cleared for practice, report says

    Sporting News "The Vikings' week keeps getting better. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to return to practice, reported, citing a source. Bridgewater has been sidelined since August 2016, when he dislocated his knee on a non-contact play in practice. Dr. Dan Cooper, who performed..." October 16

  • Sam Bradford’s Knee Issues Could Potentially Be Career-Ending?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported on Sunday’s pregame show that Vikings QB Sam Bradford‘s knee is “much worse than people know.” According to Glazer, Bradford’s knee has so much wear and tear and cartilage issues built up over the years that caused constant pain and swelling. As of now,..." October 16

  • Anthony Barr out with a concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr delivered the biggest hit of Sunday’s game against the Packers, but another hit has left him unavailable for the rest of the afternoon. Barr has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion he suffered at some point in the second quarter of Sunday’s..." October 15

  • Vikings' Bradford sought new treatment on knee

    Scout "Although Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said on Friday that starting quarterback Sam Bradford has been around the team’s Winter Park headquarters this week, NFL Media reported early Sunday morning that Bradford is seeking a new treatment in New York. The Regenokine treatment takes blood..." October 15

  • Teddy Bridgewater could come off PUP list following checkup

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is expected to come off the physically unable to perform list as early as this week, barring any setbacks in his checkup with his knee surgeon on Monday, league sources told ESPN. Bridgewater dislocated his left knee and tore multiple ligaments on..." October 15

  • Sam Bradford to miss Vikings' tilt vs. Packers "The New York Giants head to Denver without a large contingent of starting players. On Friday, Big Blue ruled out wide receiver Sterling Shepard, running back Paul Perkins, defensive lineman Olivier Vernon, center Weston Richburg, linebacker Jonathan Casillas and backup defensive end Romeo..." October 13

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • Stefon Diggs out against Packers

    Fanrag Sports "This won’t make life any easier for third-string quarterback Case Keenum against his team’s bitter division rival. The Minnesota Vikings announced on Friday that star wideout Stefon Diggs will miss Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers as he continues to recover from a groin injury that he..." October 13

  • NFL: No Change To National Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "Although reports earlier this week indicated that the NFL may force players to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and NFLPA today released a joint statement indicating that the league’s policy has not been altered. “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director..." October 12

  • Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy. But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that he’s the most patriotic. Trump’s at it on the Twitter machine again this morning, with more bluster..." October 11

  • Vikings' Bridgewater to be re-evaluated Monday with Bradford hurt

    Scout "Teddy Bridgewater could start participating in practices next week, per the NFL rules of being placed on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list, but the Minnesota Vikings will wait until he is evaluated by his surgeon next Monday. “Teddy is working hard every day. You guys see him all the..." October 11

  • Roger Goodell Sends Letter to Teams Essentially Saying They Are About to Force Players to Stand for Anthem

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is about to get on their knees for Donald Trump. Donald Trump said there should be a policy in place to force players to stand for anthem. Jerry Jones and other owners have already started the process of threatening the players. Now, Roger Goodell who works for the owners has sent a..." October 11

  • MRI shows no new injury for Sam Bradford

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford returned to the starting lineup on Monday night after missing three games with a knee injury, but he was out of the game before the end of the first half when it was clear that he wasn’t well enough to handle the job. On Tuesday, Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman..." October 10

  • Vikings should consider give Case Keenum more cash

    Pro Football Talk "Mike Glennon will make $16 million this year from the Bears, but he’s not playing — and when he was playing, he wasn’t playing well. Case Keenum will make $2 million this year from the Vikings, and he is playing. And — based on his 17-for-21 performance in Chicago last night — he’s playing..." October 10

  • Donald Trump takes aim at NFL’s “tax breaks”

    Pro Football Talk "The President of the United States is on the warpath with the NFL again this morning, issuing his usual subtle threats. Donald Trump is using the NFL as a foil in his battle to make himself synonymous with patriotism and the flag, after his strong-arming teams into making guys stand for the..." October 10

  • Vikings’ Latavius Murray hopes the more yards he gains the more T-shirts he sells

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "If running back Latavius Murray comes up big for the Vikings, there might be more wins. There also might be more T-shirts sold. Murray will start Monday at Chicago in place of rookie Dalvin Cook, out for the season with a torn ACL. The five-year veteran recently unveiled the website..." October 09

  • Sam Bradford will play Monday vs. Bears

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It appears the Vikings will have Sam Bradford back at quarterback on Monday night. In a production meeting on Sunday night, Zimmer told ESPN’s broadcast crew he anticipates Bradford starting at quarterback, three weeks after a knee injury first kept Bradford out against the Pittsburgh Steelers...." October 09

  • Vikings activate Michael Floyd, cut Stevan Ridley

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said on Sunday that he anticipates Sam Bradford will make the start at quarterback in Monday night’s game against the Bears and he could have a chance to throw to Michael Floyd if he is in the lineup. Floyd’s four-game suspension came to an end last Sunday and the..." October 09

  • Vikings coach Mike Zimmer ‘anticipates’ QB Sam Bradford will start at Chicago, report says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford apparently will return to the lineup Monday night against Chicago after missing three games with a knee injury. ESPN reported that Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer told the network’s Monday Night Football crew Sunday he “anticipates” Bradford will start in the..." October 09

  • Teddy Bridgewater expected to be activated next week

    Yardbarker "The long, arduous journey of Teddy Bridgewater back from injury could be coming to a culmination here soon. After missing all of last season following a devastating knee injury during training camp, Bridgewater has reportedly worked his way back. According to CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La..." October 08

  • Sam Bradford practices again on Saturday; will he play on Monday?

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has participated in practice all week, a week after not practicing at all. After practicing on Saturday, the question becomes whether he’ll finally make his return to the field for Monday night’s game at Chicago. If he does, it will be the first time he has..." October 07

  • Sam Bradford says knee injury ‘should be something that goes away’

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Sam Bradford said Friday he is feeling better about the long-term outlook of his knee injury after visiting Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. ”I think it was definitely good news down there,” Bradford said. “It was comforting knowing that, if things go according to plan, it should be..." October 06

  • Christian Ponder: I shouldn’t have blamed God for being bad QB

    New York Post "hristian Ponder’s relationship with the man upstairs was often tested on Sundays. Speaking at the Liberty University Convocation with wife and the host of ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” Sam Ponder, the NFL quarterback revealed he sought a higher power to prepare for game days. “With my faith..." October 05

  • Sam Bradford expected to practice Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said earlier this week that quarterback Sam Bradford‘s knee is feeling better, but that the team still didn’t know when he might return to action. That question may not be answered for a little while, but Zimmer did have some encouraging news to share about Bradford..." October 05

  • NFL has 'no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone'

    ESPN "If it is able to identify the person who allegedly shouted a racial slur at Terrelle Pryor on Monday night, the NFL will ban that fan from future games, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call Thursday. "We have no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone," Lockhart..." October 05

  • Vikings sign RB Stevan Ridley

    Scout "The Minnesota Vikings have added depth at running back after losing Dalvin Cook for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The Vikings signed Stevan Ridley, according to NFL Media. Last year, Ridley played only one game with the Atlanta Falcons, rushing three times for seven..." October 05

  • Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick was among 1,133 players and agents whose personal information was exposed due to a misconfigured online database operated by the NFL Players Association, according to an internet security company. Kaepernick, who was the target of death threats last year as he knelt during the..." October 04

  • Anheuser-Busch has no plans to end relationship with NFL despite rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Anheuser-Busch may have created a recording specifically for people who were calling the company to inquire about its sponsorship of the NFL, but that does not mean the company is considering pulling the plug on one of its most profitable partnerships. Over the weekend, rumors began circulating..." October 03

  • DE Everson Griffen says Vikings need to win next four games

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Everson Griffen isn’t exactly taking it one game at a time. The Vikings’ veteran defensive end isn’t happy that they dropped to 2-2 with a 14-7 loss Sunday to Detroit. He said they need to make up for it in the second quarter of the season. “We finished the first quarter 2-2, and the biggest..." October 03

  • Dalvin Cook has torn ACL, will miss remainder of rookie season

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season, coach Mike Zimmer said Monday. Cook suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's 14-7 loss to the Detroit Lions. Zimmer said Cook will undergo surgery and is expected to..." October 02

  • Mike Zimmer: Sam Bradford has a chance to play next week

    Sportsnaut "Fresh off losing star running back Dalvin Cook for the season with a torn ACL, the Minnesota Vikings could be on the verge of getting starting quarterback Sam Bradford back into the mix. In fact, head coach Mike Zimmer is indicating that Bradford is day-to-day and has a chance to play next..." October 02

  • Vikings defense hopes takeaways keep coming

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Before the start of the season, I asked Vikings safety Harrison Smith if he had any personal goals, and while he said that first and foremost he had team goals in mind, there was one thing he wanted to do: Get his hands on more turnovers. He accomplished that in last week’s 34-17 victory over..." October 01